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 2021-04-18 15:00 

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Yankees' Jay Bruce to retire after Sunday's game...

By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce will be retiring after the New York Yankees' game against Tampa Bay on Sunday. Yankees manager Aaron Boone made the announcement before New York played the Rays. "He actually came to me at the start o...

 2021-04-18 15:00 

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European soccer split: elite clubs threaten breakaway league...

By ROB HARRIS LONDON (AP) — A group of elite European clubs is again threatening to walk away from the Champions League to set up a breakaway just as UEFA thought it had secured agreement on a new format for its own competition to be announced on Mo...

 2021-04-18 11:00 

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Miami GP to join F1 calendar from 2022 in 10-year deal...

MIAMI (AP) — There will be two Formula One races in the United States next year with the new Miami Grand Prix added to the calendar from 2022. Next year's race will be the first in a 10-year deal and is in addition to the existing grand prix at ...

 2021-04-18 11:00 

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Germany promises help for local staff amid Afghan withdrawal...

BERLIN (AP) — The German defense minister says she wants to help bring some Afghan employees of her country's military to Germany as it prepares to leave Afghanistan after nearly 20 years. NATO allies including Germany are set to join the United...

 2021-04-18 09:00 

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Refugees win rare victory in Serbia landmark pushback ruling...

By JOVANA GEC BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hamid Ahmadi still can feel the cold of the February night when Serbian police left him and two dozen other refugees in a forest. Crammed into a police van, the refugees from Afghanistan thought they were headed...

 2021-04-18 07:00 

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'No Sweets': For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a tough Ramadan...

By SARAH EL DEEB and MARIAM FAM BHANNINE, Lebanon (AP) — It was messy and hectic in Aisha al-Abed's kitchen, as the first day of Ramadan often is. Food had to be on the table at precisely 7:07 p.m. when the sun sets and the daylong fast ends. Wh...

 2021-04-18 07:00 

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Fashion industry evolves, as virus forces a rethink...

By THOMAS ADAMSON and FRANCOIS MORI PARIS (AP) — The pandemic has torn a multibillion-dollar bite out of the fabric of Europe's fashion industry, stopped runway shows and forced brands to show their designs digitally instead. Now, amid hopes of ...

 2021-04-18 05:00 

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Ko wins Lotte Championship with tournament-record 28-under...

By ANN MILLER KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Lydia Ko is golfing like she is a kid again. In other words, she's tough to beat. No one came close at this week's Lotte Championship. Ko torched Kapolei Golf Club and tournament records in the process. A...

 2021-04-18 03:31 

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Friedman Jewish Community Center to honor Steven Davidowitz on June 13...

KINGSTON — The Friedman Jewish Community Center will honor Steven Davidowitz for his tireless service to the JCC at its upcoming 2021 Tribute Gala on June 13....

 2021-04-18 03:00 

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LEADING OFF: Twins postponed at Angels because of virus...

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday: ___ WAITING GAME The Minnesota Twins will see when they can next play after their COVID-19 problems wiped the rest of a series in Anaheim against the Angels. Games on Satu...

 2021-04-18 03:00 

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US deports woman who lied about role in Rwandan genocide...

By KATHY McCORMACK CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman who served a 10-year sentence in U.S. prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain American citizenship, and then lost her bid for a new trial, has been deported to the East A...

 2021-04-18 03:00 

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Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply...

By MARI YAMAGUCHI TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked the U.S. drug maker Pfizer Inc. for additional supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine to speed up the inoculation drive that lags behind many other countries. Suga, after holding ...

 2021-04-18 01:43 

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H.S. Volleyball: Redeemer sweeps Western Wayne...

Holy Redeemer defeated Western Wayne in boys volleyball by game scores of 25-14, 25-9 and 25-7 on Saturday....

 2021-04-18 01:32 

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H.S. Baseball: Redeemer tops North Schuylkill...

Visiting Holy Redeemer scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to break open a tight game and defeat North Schuylkill 9-4 in a high school baseball game on Saturday....

 2021-04-18 01:01 

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H.S. Softball: Holy Redeemer tops North Pocono...

Jenna Santuk allowed just three hits and one run in picking up a complete game victory as Holy Redeemer defeated North Pocono 3-1 in high school softball on Saturday....

 2021-04-18 01:00 

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Sean Kazmar makes it back to majors after 13-year absence...

By SARAH TROTTO CHICAGO (AP) — Sean Kazmar Jr. grounded into a double play — and sounded overjoyed. "Definitely everything and then some," he said. "What an amazing feeling." While Kazmar and the Atlanta Braves lost to the Chic...

 2021-04-18 01:00 

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New-look Red Sox top White Sox 7-4, Gonzalez HR starts rally...

KEN POWTAK BOSTON (AP) — Wearing their new blue-and-yellow uniforms, the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Saturday when Marwin Gonzalez homered to key a four-run rally in the eighth inning. The uniforms — lacking any red — h...

 2021-04-18 01:00 

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Naylor hits into triple play, makes key E, Reds edge Indians...

By MITCH STACY Josh Naylor lined into a triple play in the eighth inning, then let a routine grounder roll through his legs at first base with two outs in the ninth that led to Cincinnati's tying run as the Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in the 1...

 2021-04-18 00:44 

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H.S. Lacrosse: Wood nets OT winner for Wyoming Seminary...

Cooper Wood scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift Wyoming Seminary over Delaware Valley 7-6 in a high school boys lacrosse game played Saturday....

 2021-04-18 00:04 

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National Donate Life Month: No better gift than the Gift of Life...

WILKES-BARRE — One thing Tony Harding can't wait to do is stand on a corner in Winslow, Arizona....

 2021-04-17 23:55 

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Their view: Vote to protect communities and small businesses...

As a worker, employer and manufacturer in Northeastern Pennsylvania, it's been difficult to watch how Gov. Tom Wolf's COVID response — including his closure of "non-life-sustaining" businesses — hurt communities and livelihoods...

 2021-04-17 23:30 

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Bill Jones: Overcoming educational challenges brought on by COVID is possible...

Spring, of course, is symbolic of hope. For me, the most hopeful sign of this spring so far has been the reopening of schools and getting more students back to in-person learning and instruction....

 2021-04-17 23:00 

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Messi nets 2, Barcelona beats Bilbao 4-0 to win Copa del Rey...

SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 4-0 to win the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, giving Ronald Koeman his first title as coach of the Catalan club. Messi's two goals came after Antoine Griezmann fi...

 2021-04-17 23:00 

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Cink sets another scoring mark, keeps lead at RBC Heritage...

By PETE IACOBELLI HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Stewart Cink maintained his five-stroke lead and set another scoring mark at the RBC Heritage with a 2-under 69 on Saturday, moving closer to his third victory at Harbour Town Golf Links. Cink, 47, c...

 2021-04-17 23:00 

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US orders diplomats to leave Chad as rebels near capital...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered non-essential diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Chad to leave the African nation due to potential insurgent attacks on the capital. In addition to non-essential embassy staff, the department ...

 2021-04-17 21:57 

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PSU notebook: Freshman cornerback Kalen King stars in scrimmage...

STATE COLLEGE — Kalen King wasted no time backing up his coach's praise....

 2021-04-17 21:10 

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Liz Weston: 9 money numbers you need to know...

Your doctor needs to know certain numbers to judge your physical health, such as your weight, your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels....

 2021-04-17 21:00 

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Gomes HR, gets Locastro, Nats top D'backs for 1st win streak...

By HOWARD FENDRICH WASHINGTON (AP) — Yan Gomes homered, drove in two runs and became the first major league catcher to throw out Tim Locastro on a steal attempt after 29 consecutive swipes to start his career, helping the Nationals beat the Arizona ...

 2021-04-17 21:00 

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Buchnevich gets 3; Rangers beat NJ for 3rd time in 5 days...

NEW YORK (AP) — Pavel Buchnevich gave himself a birthday present and the New York Rangers another much-needed win in their pursuit of the playoffs. Buchnevich scored his first career hat trick and the streaking Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 6-3...

 2021-04-17 21:00 

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Ovechkin scores 2, Capitals beat Flyers 6-3...

By KEVIN COONEY PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice to move within one goal of Marcel Dionne for fifth place on the NHL's career goals list as the Washington Capitals downed the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 on Saturday. Dmitry Orlov, Evgen...

 2021-04-17 20:00 

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Beyond the byline: A gift I wish my mother could have had...

It's National Donate Life Month and it would be impossible, I think, to come up with a better donation than that....

 2021-04-17 19:22 

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Yudichak chairs hearings on impact of technology/energy infrastructure...

WILKES-BARRE — As the Chairman of the Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee, State Sen. John Yudichak this week held two days of hearings in southeastern Pennsylvania on the economic impact of the technology and energy i...

 2021-04-17 19:21 

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Times Leader P.M. Update: Saturday, April 17...

Kevin Carroll is here with your P.M. Update looking ahead to Sunday's paper: a focus on the importance of organ donation, the cicadas are coming back soon and much more....

 2021-04-17 19:00 

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Chelsea ends Man City's quadruple bid, reaches FA Cup final...

By ROB HARRIS LONDON (AP) — Manchester City's quadruple dream has been extinguished by Chelsea. Even more concerning could be the injury to Kevin De Bruyne. Chelsea will be back at Wembley Stadium next month for the FA Cup final after a 1-0 vict...

 2021-04-17 19:00 

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Fore! Biden plays golf for the first time as president...

By JONATHAN LEMIRE WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden has taken his first swing at a presidential pastime: golf. Biden, once an avid golfer, played Saturday at the , not far from his Delaware home where he was spending the weekend. It was h...

 2021-04-17 19:00 

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Players on 5 more NFL teams say no to in-person work...

By The Associated Press Players on five more NFL teams will be skipping in-person voluntary workouts because of the pandemic: the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers. The players posted through their ...

 2021-04-17 17:16 

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OUR VIEW: Give the gift of life and sign up as an organ donor...

It's probably one impact of the COVID-19 pandemic most people don't think about. According to an analysis last summer, organ donations dropped dramatically in the United States, especially in the early days of the pandemic....

 2021-04-17 17:00 

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Johnson makes IndyCar debut with slow but steady practice...

By JENNA FRYER BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson hopped on a scooter and navigated his way through an unfamiliar Alabama paddock. He stopped to lean against a stack of tires for a quick conversation with childhood hero Rick Mears, then went to ...

 2021-04-17 17:00 

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Journalists allege police harassment at Minnesota protests...

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Some journalists covering protests over a police shooting in suburban Minneapolis say officers have harassed and assaulted them despite a federal order to leave them alone. U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright issued a...

 2021-04-17 17:00 

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On foreign policy decisions, Biden faces drag of pragmatism...

By AAMER MADHANI WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden this past week found himself in search of a foreign policy sweet spot: somewhere between pulling a screeching U-turn on four years of Trumpism and cautiously approaching the world as it is. In r...

 2021-04-17 16:18 

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Prince Philip is laid to rest as somber queen sits alone...

Eds: UPDATES: To restore background and add new details. With AP Photos....

 2021-04-17 15:35 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA will host a virtual fundraising event "Quiz for Kids' Sake April 27 and April 29....

 2021-04-17 15:00 

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Divers back in Gulf; search resumes for capsized boat's crew...

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Divers returned Saturday to the murky, roiling waters of the Gulf of Mexico in search of lost crew members aboard a capsized lift boat off Louisiana, the Coast Guard said. "They took a break overnight because of the wea...

 2021-04-17 15:00 

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New conservative group would save 'Anglo-Saxon' traditions...

By ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-right House Republicans on Friday were discussing forming an America First Caucus, which one document described as championing "Anglo-Saxon political traditions" and warning that mass immigration was putti...

 2021-04-17 15:00 

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Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks...

BERLIN (AP) — A senior Iranian official offered an upbeat assessment of progress in talks aimed at bringing the United States back into world powers' 2015 deal with Tehran on its nuclear program, saying Saturday that a "new understanding"...

 2021-04-17 14:52 

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New building on River Street in Plains Twp. will be DEP faciliity...

PLAINS TWP. — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will soon have a new building for storage of equipment for the agency's Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation....

 2021-04-17 13:00 

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Zimbabwe frees some inmates to reduce COVID-19 risk in jails...

By FARAI MUTSAKA HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has begun releasing about 3,000 prisoners under a presidential amnesty aimed at easing congestion to reduce the threat of COVID-19 in the country's overcrowded jails. About 400 prisoners were rel...

 2021-04-17 13:00 

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Lawyers: DOJ defense in Trump defamation suit is 'dangerous'...

By JENNIFER PELTZ The U.S. Justice Department made a "wrong and dangerous" argument in seeking to defend former President Donald Trump against a former advice columnist's claim that he defamed her when he denied her allegation of rape, her law...

 2021-04-17 12:51 

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NASCAR, motorsports approach to virus vaccine varies greatly...

RICHMOND, Va. — Bubba Wallace says get the shot, like he did....

 2021-04-17 11:00 

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Iran names suspect in Natanz attack, says he fled country...

By NASSER KARIMI TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran named a suspect Saturday in the attack on its Natanz nuclear facility that damaged centrifuges there, saying he had fled the country before the sabotage happened. While the extent of the damage from the Apri...

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